Run for Heroes 2020

A virtual running initiative to build solidarity and support for frontliners in the battle against covid-19.


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Not everyone is a front-liner and many of us are still working from home. However, with the Run for Heroes virtual run, you can now show your appreciation and support for our front-liners. Supported by Sport Singapore (SportSG) through the Active Enabler Programme (AEP) and #SGUnited, Run for Heroes 2020 is a virtual running initiative that aims to build a national movement of support for Singapore's healthcare and service front-liners during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic

The event is co-organised by leading Singapore sports and wellness management company Orange Room and sports marketing consultancy Novastella, with the aim of building a movement that transcends sports to create a real and tangible impact. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact all around the world. In Singapore, lives and businesses have been disrupted. Our frontline and healthcare heroes have worked incredibly hard and put their lives at risk for months now to keep us safe," said Orange Room managing director Elvin Ting.

About the wristband:
Red and white are Singapore's national colors. Red represents our common blood and unity of purpose and is also the international color symbolizing medical aid. White represents the traditional color of uniforms worn by nurses and doctors.

How does this work?

Step 1: Runners run 1 km.

Step 2: A wristband will be send to the participant and another will be sent to a front-line hero with a personalized message of thanks as an expression of gratitude.

These wristbands will serve as a visible and recognizable symbol that will connect all of us in a spirit of unity and solidarity, and remind us of the challenges we will face and overcome together.

Additionally, Run for Heroes is a non-profit initiative and seeks to raise funds for The Courage Fund, which provides relief and support to all who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Run for Heroes 2020 aims to attract 500,000 runners and to distribute a total of one million wristbands before the event concludes on August 8, a day before Singapore's National Day. In order to commemorate the entire nation coming together behind a common cause. All participants and frontliners are encouraged to wear their wristbands as Singapore celebrates National Day on August 9.

How to participate

To register, participants can sign up on the website ( for $9.50 per 1 km slot. Registration starts 27th May and the race distance should be completed by 2359hrs on August 8, 2020.


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